In the fall of 1983, a group of young mothers from Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community approached the pastor, Fr. Ralph Schmidt, regarding the need for a Christian preschool program. The church then commissioned Patricia Berry to fulfill the vision of this ministry within the church community. In the fall of 1984, under the leadership of "Ms. Pat," Child's Play Learning Center opened its doors with 12 staff members and 68 children. The dedicated teachers of Child's Play provided the children with a loving and nurturing environment that encouraged the development of each child as the unique individual that God created them to be. The vision realized 30 years ago continues today with a staff of 44 and an enrollment of 210 children. Child's Play continues to strive to provide an educational environment for the young child that offers learning experiences based on a child's individual needs, interests, and abilities.
Child's Play Learning Center is a state licensed preschool program established in 1984. Our purpose is to provide preschool children with a loving, caring, Christian environment and a creative learning experience. Our curriculum is theme based with a multi-sensory, hands-on approach to learning. Pre-writing/writing skills are taught using the "Learning Without Tears" ("LWT") curriculum. Our staff is trained in early education and attend 24 hours of continued education annually. All staff is CPR/First Aid certified.
Our classrooms are well-staffed to ensure excellent teacher/child ratio. Two to three teachers are assigned to every class.
Child's Play provides a wide variety of opportunities to learn through purposeful play in a hands on, multi-sensory curriculum.